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Ravenholdt

Ravenholdt Manor

Ravenholdt is a guild of thieves and assassins which welcomes only those of extraordinary prowess into its fold. They are diametrically opposed to the Syndicate and are a rogue-only faction as all quests are rogue-only quests. The exception is the quest Junkboxes Needed, which is available to non-rogues, but they would require the help of a rogue to get the items for the quest. Their headquarters, Ravenholdt Manor, is located in Alterac Mountains, but to get there you have to come from the northeast corner of Hillsbrad Foothills. To find Ravenholdt Manor, first start at Durnholde Keep and go directly north. Then wander to the left until you find a random grave. [77.5, 29.0] Continue going forward through the small V in the rocks and the path will be on the right, just before the rise slopes back down. (The coordinates are [75.6, 23.7] in Hillsbrad Foothills.)

Ravenholdt is relatively unused now, but Blizzard has indicated that they would like to revisit it in the future.[1] For now, the Manor mostly just serves as a low-level introduction to the Detect Traps ability and little else.

During the World of Warcraft Beta, Garona Halforcen could be found here. She was removed however.

As of patch 2.3.0, additional Syndicate mobs give reputation.[2]

ReputationEdit

Insane in the Membrane Edit

As of patch 3.1.0, becoming exalted is one of the requirements of the Ability mage brainfreeze  [Insane in the Membrane] Feat of Strength.

Callahan of Ysera has taken the time to write an extensive guide on how to do this achievement: Insane in the Membrane FoS Guide - By Callahan of Ysera-US

There is a section dedicated to reaching exalted with Ravenholdt. It is recommended that you read this guide (in addition to this page) if you are serious about attempting to get "the Insane" title.

You may also want to read the WoWWiki guide on Farming Heavy Junkboxes.

Reputation Edit

As of patch 2.3.0, killing NPCs affiliated with the Syndicate gives you Ravenholdt reputation. This was mainly put in the game incase someone killed a Ravenholdt NPC and became unfriendly with them, having no way of gaining reputation back. You can get up to 11999/12000 Honored by killing the NPCs, although to get to Revered and Exalted you need to complete the Junkbox turn-ins.

There are a few quests that increase your reputation, but your primary method to raise your reputation is from repeatable quests for turning in pickpocketed items.

Neutral Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Rep Notes
Repeatable
Quests
250 Syndicate Emblem
75 Heavy Junkboxes x5
Mobs
All Syndicate members except Footpads
5

To raise your reputation from neutral to friendly, the repeatable quest Syndicate Emblems is available if you are a rogue. You will have to turn in 11-12 Syndicate Emblems and once you are friendly, this quest is no longer an option. From neutral to friendly you can also deliver Heavy Junkboxes x5 for Junkboxes Needed.

To raise your reputation beyond revered, the only choice is the repeatable quest Junkboxes Needed. There is no known faction reward for obtaining friendly, honored, or revered, except that the guards speak to you more nicely.

For reference, here is how many of each item you would have to turn in to reach each faction level:

Component Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Totals
Syndicate Emblems¹
...for humans
12
11
n/a n/a n/a 12
11
Junkboxes Needed²
...for humans
200
185
400
365
800
730
1,400
1,275
2,800
2,555³

¹ You receive 250 reputation (275 for humans) with Ravenholdt for each emblem turn-in.
² You receive 75 reputation (82.5 for humans) with Ravenholdt for each 5 junkbox turn-in.
³ Due to rounding errors in the calculations above, humans only need 2550 junkboxes.

QuestsEdit

Level 24 Edit

  • Neutral 15  [24] The Manor, Ravenholdt: To be eligible for this quest, you have to be level 24 and have the Detect Traps skill. You can get the quest from any rogue trainer. He gives you the Seal of Ravenholdt and tells you to go to Ravenholdt Manor and talk to Fahrad. Go up the path to Ravenholdt Manor, and in the cave that you have to pass through there is a chest. Your “Detect Traps” skill will indicate that the chest is trapped. Approach the chest but do not open it. When you get close enough, you will automatically complete the other part of the quest, the Rite of Cunning. Then proceed through the cave to Fahrad. You can find him on the second floor of the manor.
If you open the chest, Milton Beats <Giver of the Beatings> appears. He is Hostile. After you kill him, and talk to Fahrad, Fahrad asks, "Have you met Milton?" if you haven't properly approached the chest before talking to Fahrad.
  • Neutral 15  [60] Syndicate Emblems: You get this quest from one of the Ravenholdt Guards. You have to pickpocket Syndicate members and collect Syndicate Emblem. For every Emblem you turn in you gain 250 reputation (275 if you are human). Since at this point you are Neutral with Ravenholdt, this repeatable quest will increase your reputation until you are Friendly with them. Once you are Friendly, this quest is no longer an option.

Now the long dry spell with Ravenholdt begins. The various assassins guarding the manor will tell you to talk to Winstone but, until you reach level 50, there are no other quests you can do to gain Ravenholdt reputation.

Level 50 Edit

  • Neutral 15  [60] Junkboxes Needed: Fahrad requires you to obtain 5 Heavy Junkboxes. In return you will receive Dusksteel Throwing Knife and 75 reputation with Ravenholdt (82.5 if you are human) and lose 75 reputation with the Syndicate. Heavy Junkboxes drop off level 52+ mobs. The easiest way to obtain Heavy Junkboxes is to head out to Tyr’s Hand in the Eastern Plaguelands and pickpocket the mobs until you have all that you need. Assuming you are on a regular size server, this area will be heavily populated with farmers so you won't have to worry about killing the mobs for fresh pockets to pick. Another easy way is to pickpocket Blackrock Spire mobs, then reset the instance.
  • Neutral 15  [52] A Simple Request: You can get this quest from any rogue trainer. He wants you to talk to Lord Jorach Ravenholdt.
    • Neutral 15  [52] Sealed Azure Bag: In this quest, Lord Jorach Ravenholdt wants you to retrieve the Sealed Azure Bag that was stolen from him and sold to the Timbermaw Shaman in Azshara. The text of the quest states “I need you to travel to Azshara and retrieve it from the shaman through subtlety... or force. Better luck with the first method, I’d wager.” He’s telling you that you need to pickpocket the shaman to obtain it. If you are at Unfriendly or better with the Timbermaw Hold faction, it will be necessary to go to war with them to accomplish this quest. (NOTE: Killing any of the Timbermaw Hold members will reduce your reputation quickly with that faction. It is best to go to war with them and only pickpocket the shaman. Once you have the bag, you can clear the “At War” flag.)
      • Neutral 15  [52] Encoded Fragments: Once you obtain the Sealed Azure Bag, it's off to see Archmage Xylem. He must research a way to open the bag but cannot because his books were eaten by slimes, so it's off to the northeast area of Azshara to farm some Encoded Fragments off the Forest Ooze. The drop rate is very poor so expect to be in this area for a long time as you need 10 of them. Before killing oozes, you can also pickpocket them to get some fragments, sometimes getting 2. That helps in speeding up the quest. Once you are finished it's back to the Archmage, and the final leg of your quest.
Fahrad

Grand Master Rogue Fahrad, leader of Ravenholdt

RecognitionEdit

There is no physical reward for improving Ravenholdt reputation, such as gear or access to new quests. However, after improving a character's standing within the faction, the guards and assassins around Ravenholdt Manor will behave differently towards the player, from hinting they wish to stab the player with a knife to eventually rejoicing at the player's presence.

Rep neutral icon 18x18 Neutral

Ravenholdt Guards

  • Ravenholdt Manor does not recognize you, <class>.
  • Brash. Master Ravenholdt does not like brash.
  • Watch your back, stranger.

Ravenholdt Assassins

  • Making it out of here without a blade in your back or poison in your veins would be an accomplishment.
  • You dare set foot inside Ravenholdt Manor, worm? <Rude Emote Towards Player>

Rep friendly icon 18x18 Friendly

Ravenholdt Guards

  • Greetings, <class>. Have you spoken with Fahrad yet?
  • Its is good to see you again, <name>.
  • The Syndicate is made up of a bunch of hacks – disorganized, unskilled, and lazy…

Ravenholdt Assassins

  • You should talk to Winstone. I hear he’s looking for thieves with your skill.
  • You’re shaping up nicely, <name>. I’ve heard good things…

Rep honored icon 18x18 Honored

Ravenholdt Guards

  • An honor to see you again, <name>.
  • I believe Simone was looking for you earlier, <name>. Have you spoken with her yet?
  • You have truly grown more cunning, <name>.

Ravenholdt Assassins

  • I really envy you, <name>. You do amazing work.
  • Marvelous. Simply marvelous. You are an inspiration to us all, <name>.

Rep revered icon 18x18 Revered

Ravenholdt Guards

  • Tales of your heroics are heard throughout Ravenholdt Manor, Master <name>.
  • Your presence steels our nerves, Master <name>.
  • Master <name>! Master Kang has been asking about you! Perhaps it is your time!

Ravenholdt Assassin

  • Your time has come, <name>. Master Kang awaits...
  • And to think, one day you might be the one that stories of legend are about!

Rep exalted icon 18x18 Exalted

NPCsEdit

In Ravenholdt Manor:

On the grounds:

Assassin's LeagueEdit

Questionmark-medium
This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

A straightforward reading of the quest text for The Manor, Ravenholdt would imply that the name of the organization headquartered at Ravenholdt Manor is "The Assassin's League". The faction reputation is referred to as "Ravenholdt" reputation much as reputation for many factions refers to the geographic or political center of the faction rather than the proper name of the faction (e.g. "Orgrimmar" or "Darnassus" rep), or for that matter, common figures of speech (e.g. "What Washington knows" vs. "What officials working for the US government know").

Despite this, it has been speculated that The Assassin's League may be the name of a suborganization within Ravenholdt rather than the proper name of the organization. However, no citation for such speculation is known to exist.

References Edit

  1. ^ WoW BlueTracker: Any News On New Ravenholdt Manor Content? http://blue.cardplace.com/newcache/forums.worldofwarcraft.com/44756473.htm
  2. ^ Additional Ravenholdt rep hints at more - WOW Insider http://www.wowinsider.com/2007/11/15/additional-ravenholdt-rep-hints-at-more/

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